Rise In The Number Of Tigers

There were around 100,000 tigers in 1900, since then the population of tigers was declining and massive awareness was being spread with the support of wild conservative sectors. According to the survey conducted in 2014, the number of tigers has risen for the first time in a century with around 3,890 tigers globally.

Tiger is the national animal of India and it would a proud moment for the nation to claim that out of 3,890, 2,226 tigers are found in the reserves across the nation, straight from Kerala to Bengal. The surveys compiled from other countries such as Russia, Vietnam and Nepal is seeing a positive effect and had joined hands with the International Union for Conservation of nature, where ministers from 13 different countries met in New Delhi to work towards the conservation of the endangered species as the number was as low as 2,022 in 2010.


Although some south-east Asian countries like Cambodia and Indonesia are still lacking the number of tigers due to poor conservation measures and probably have no breeding tigers left as a result of massive forest destruction.

The tiger census as based in 2014:

Bangladesh – 106

Bhutan – 103

Cambodia – 0

India – 2,226

Indonesia – 371

Laos – 2

Malaysia – 250

Nepal – 198

Russia – 433

Thailand – 189

The senior Vice President of wildlife conservation Ginette Hemley said to The Guardian that, “When you have high-level political commitments, it can make all the difference. When you have well-protected habitat and you control the poaching, tigers will recover. That’s a pretty simple formula. We know it works.”

While the celebration is still on, some experts suggest that the increased number of tigers is just a result of improved survey methods and might not have literally increased the number of tigers but the increased number of places counted in the survey.

Animals always fall prey to the human demands. Forests are being burnt down to barren the land to construct another concrete jungle. Just spreading awareness for the conservation is not going to work, a serious and strict action against the rule breakers will discourage the hunters; who want to sell the body parts of the animals in the black market. A non-exotic animal like the tiger is extinct and it’s a global shame. Animals are majorly important for the planet to survive and to make this work every nation needs to join hands to conserve their wildlife to support the breeding of tiger and other animals as well.

– Pinanki Shah